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Araneta City: a TB-Free Workplace

Press Release

Today, marks the 1 st anniversary of the TB-Free Araneta City Campaign, chaired by J. Amado Araneta Foundation, the social development arm of the Araneta Group. The campaign was launched in March 23, 2019 during the World TB Day Celebration in Gateway Mall, Araneta City.

Araneta City has put the health of its communities in the frontline of priorities, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 on ensuring healthy lives and the promotion of the well-being for all at all ages. More particularly, the UN SDG 3.3 target is to end the epidemics of AIDS, TB, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030.

According to World Health Organization, about 1 million Filipinos have active TB disease. This is the third highest prevalence rate in the world. It is a highly-curable disease. Yet, it is the number one killer among all infectious diseases. Every day, more than 70 people lose their lives to TB in the Philippines needlessly, or 3 Filipinos die every hour. Ending TB req…